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    I'm actually very keen in doing photography. Seriously willing to commit to it.

    My current budget is around 500USD. In Malaysian currency its 1,600+

    Have visited a few places, the staff there just dont know what they're even selling. If you get what I mean. Anyway. I'd love to start. But I've got no idea what kind of camera to get.

    What I'd actually like would be at least a good stable camera. Not too big, easy to carry , comes with the blast/burst feature ( not sure if thats the correct name ) Memory wouldnt be a problem right? I recall that they're using memory cards now.

    I'm also very specific about camera resolution just so you guys know. =x

    Would appreciate any input. Thanks !

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    Are you looking for a Point and Shoot recommendation or DSLR?
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    Point and shoot. DSLR seems.. Complicated. =x

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    Check out the Canon G9. I believe that one runs around $449USD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lytheil View Post
    Point and shoot. DSLR seems.. Complicated. =x
    Well, if you're willing to commit to it, then you should actually get a dSLR imo.
    It's not that complicated. But if you want a small camera that you can easily carry with you, but still has loads of options, then the Canon G9 would be an excellent choice.
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    Please elaborate on "Seriously willing to commit to it"

    Anyway, I second Sennec
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    Sennec I completely agree with you.....imo you can not fully commit to photography without a Dslr.....but the g9 is a good choice

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    I know that you said you're specific about resolution, but that really isn't much of a factor nowadays.
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    If you want to learn about photography, and truly make it a hobby, then forget about Point and Shoots, for they are a waste of time.

    But if you aren't exactly serious about photography, and learning composition and other technical aspects to it, then by all means, get the Canon G9.

    Digital SLR cameras will give the photographer much more freedom to the photo, and of course you have the huge line of lenses to choose from.

    Everything in life can be complicated, which is why we learn things that are complicated. So that once we learn it, it's as easy as toasting bread...

    If you want to get into the real concept of photography, then get a Canon 300D which are fairly cheap, or a 350D if you can find one in your budget.

    Or a Nikon D40/D70.

    Think about it, take your time, and ask yourself what you mean by photography.

    Do you just want a camera to take pictures at vacations and friends, or do you want a camera to take brilliant images and create a new hobby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WonderMike View Post
    Sennec I completely agree with you.....imo you can not fully commit to photography without a Dslr.....but the g9 is a good choice
    That's relatively short sighted.

    What about film SLR users? Or MF and FF users? A person with a $12000 MF 16mp digital back MF Hasselblad is probably very committed to photography...I would guess.

    Ed. Oh...and David Hobby from www.strobist.com regularly uses a Canon g9 P&S. It has a hot shoe and he gets some photos from it that would have you guessing what $1000 lens he used...
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    Well photographers that don't want to carry large amounts of gear will typically take along there advanced point and shoots (i.e. G9)

    If you want to learn photography, then get a film SLR if prices are too steep.

    Ask yourself this:

    Do I want to do photography as a hobby, learn more about it, and keep it up with new gear, lenses, bodies, flashes, filters, etc etc?

    Or do I want a nice small camera to take with me everywhere I go that I want to take pictures of people, buildings and sites.

    -AC


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    Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot View Post
    That's relatively short sighted.

    What about film SLR users? Or MF and FF users? A person with a $12000 MF 16mp digital back MF Hasselblad is probably very committed to photography...I would guess.

    Ed. Oh...and David Hobby from www.strobist.com regularly uses a Canon g9 P&S. It has a hot shoe and he gets some photos from it that would have you guessing what $1000 lens he used...
    I still know a couple using view cameras. I'd say they're pretty serious
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    I'd say that I want to commit to it. Not take petty pictures but taking amazing shots. I've always had this thing for photography since I was a little kid. Anyway. I'm considering the Canon 300D , Its still totally out of my budget though. I do inline skating ALOT. I'm just wondering if the DSLR camera's has the burst feature. ( Its the take 3 - 5 shots in 1 second feature? )


    Anyway. Going to the convention today! I'll be buying the lenses separately

    Thanks for the information guys! Appreciate it!

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    My D200 will do 5 frames per second. Not too bad actually.. about the speed of my F3 with the MD-4 attached or my F4s, come to think of it.
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    Got my G9's at around 600USD which would be around $2000 in Malaysia. They're expensive over here in Malaysia. Blah. But anyway. The G9 is a great choice! Am at starbucks right now. Testing out the camera. There's one thing I dont like about it though. Its the system. I would prefer using iPhoto instead of the program that they provide with for the Macintosh. ( Is there a way? ) Anyway.. Thanks for the tips people! Appreciate it!

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